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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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We rely on age-old tools in the brewery despite being surrounded by high technology. As a sort of compass, we use the six pointed brewer’s star to help navigate uncharted brews. The cardinal points of water, malt, grain, yeast, hops and a brewer make the baseline. From there anything goes. Sometimes the journey is as important as the destination.

You’ll notice a slight bitterness in Compass derived from our use of rose hips accentuated by high effervescence. Drink it cold from a fluted or tulip glass. And by all means, avoid sea serpents.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AGknights44 (20) - - JUL 17, 2013
ton of coriander spice in aroma and flavor. very low head and retention. high clarity, but not brilliant. pale golden color. citrus pear hops, bready malt, and slight yeast spice in aroma. high bitterness. alcohol is not masked, its actually warming


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (601) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Another fantastic beer from southern tier....tons of fruit and hops...very enjoyable and perfect one to close out the session...great brews today!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Golden orange pour from bottle at home. White head. Fruity and dank aroma. Rosey, floral, fruity, berries and a little hoppy. Pretty tasty

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (145) - - JUL 24, 2015
The aroma is very great; rose water and grassy hops with some sweet malts and alcohol. Taste is rose water and sharp piney hops, grounded with a solid pale malt base. Some oaky tanins in the aftertaste and alcohol warming in the chest.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1275) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium white head. Medium floral aroma. Medium body with a strong floral flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (513) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Draft. Poured a clear golden yellow with a small foamy white head. Aromas of heavy floral and light citrus. Flavor followed the nose and I tasted mainly floral and the rose was easily identified. Medium to full body, creamy texture, fizzy carbonation, and a bitter finish. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1684) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Shared from brown bomber bottles into Duvel goblets, thanks Scott! It poured a mostly-clear amber with sudsy, long-lasting beige foam and lace. Very nice appearance, great use of bottle conditioning. Solid malty characteristics: nutty, biscuity, bready, caramelly. Equally solid hoppy balance: fruity, earthy, a little peppery and woodsy. Subtle floral and cranberry tannin contribution from the rose hips. Not really any noticeable yeast esters and phenols, which makes me think Ratebeer should consider reclassifying it from Belgian Strong Ale to American Strong Ale. Ironically, we also shared a homebrewed Australian Sparkling Ale (all Australian grain, hops, yeast), which this Southern Tier Compass resembled more so than anything else I can think of. Medium body, spritzy carbonation, faint mineral water essence, lingering bittersweet aftertastes. No trace of the elevated alcohol in the aromas or flavours, but I definitely felt the boozy effects after awhile. Very tasty, I’ll look to buy more of this.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (6254) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
On tap at Hopjacks. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is belgian yeast and grain. Medium mouth, fruity malt, strong yeast, light booze, decent.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emeister84 (1611) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Bright citrus, lemon, lime, slightly floral. Clear orange with a mostly lasting white head. Dry, hot, with a bitterness not unlikejuniper or gin. Light-medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emusche (66) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Pours straw yellow with big ivory head that fades quickly. Flowery, almost perfume-y aroma, the rose hips are there, but faint, the citrusy hops noted on the label are lost, at least to me. Taste is complex, almost like a wine, beer mix, especially with the bubbly carbonation still present five minutes after pour. Lemon, grape, rose, a little bit boozy. This was an impulse buy, but I’d pick this one up again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1453) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2015
22 Oz bottle pour shared. Pours a cloudy yellowish color with a floral hop aroma. Flavor is lemon, floral hops and some grassy hints. Pretty good beer here. Interesting. Tasty.


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